Said Drury: "At this level you always have to remain positive and while it's been a frustrating start because of the amount of rain-offs there's still plenty that's encouraged me and I think we're in for another great season.
With all the injuries, retirements and rain-offs, some groups of riders would be deflated and would have let it affect them - but not the bunch of lads we've got at Birmingham Speedway this year.
We've got speedway schools, National League, Elite League, and we've had around 14 rain-offs where the work still has to be done to the track - those dates have still been active even though there's been no racing.
An innocent mistake was made when the rain-off date was selected, and we didn't realise the mix-up until we saw the press release.
He said after that meeting that his team had suffered after being unable to build up their confidence on the track due to the large number of recent rain-offs.
The team has been lacking in confidence after all the rain-offs we've had.
Nobody could have predicted five successive rain-offs
Newcastle captain James Grieves summed up his team's frustration when he said: "I can't even remember six rain-offs in a row and it's a horrible situation for both the club and the riders.
It was the Diamonds' sixth consecutive rain-off in 12 days, spread across five different tracks.
Speedway's Glasgow Tigers could be forced to fold at the end of the season following a run of financially disastrous rain-offs.
Every time we get a rain-off it costs us pounds 2000 because we still have bills and travelling expenses for our opponents.
The 16-year-old has been frustrated by three home rain-offs
out of four for Birmingham, including yesterday's scheduled home clash with Stoke.
After two successive rain-offs
at East London and East Park (Wolverhampton) recently, Coventry play host to Leicester at Hearsall Common (2pm).
Back in 2009 we had 11 rain-offs
and that crippled us.
Skipper Freddie Lindgren is desperate to get back in action after a string of frustrating rain-offs
in the last week.